Los Angeles Lakers backup forward Jordan Hill has been cleared to play in Game 2 of the Lakers' opening-round series against the San Antonio Spurs, just three months after undergoing surgery on his left hip. Hill was originally expected to be sidelined six months after undergoing surgery that included removal of loose fragments, repair of a torn labrum and a microfracture procedure to repair damaged cartilage, according to the team. Hill's timeline was moved up after being examined by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, Tenn., earlier this month, who allowed Hill to resume basketball activities. It is unknown whether Hill will play Wednesday. He was on the active roster in the Lakers' 91-79 loss Sunday, but coach Mike D'Antoni did not play him. The fourth-year big man has not played in a game for the Lakers since injuring his hip Jan. 6 against the Denver Nuggets. Hill appeared in 29 games this season, averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes. Hill, 25, signed a two-year deal worth approximately $7 million with the Lakers last summer.
Lakers' Jordan Hill cleared to play
ESPN | Apr 24